Our thoughts are with the loved ones of rapper Coolio. According to TMZ, he passed away at the age of 59. Reports state he visited a friend late Wednesday afternoon when he passed away. Coolio’s longtime manager, Jarez, says Coolio went to the bathroom at his friend’s house, and his friend went looking for him after noticing he was gone for a while.

His friend found Coolio lying on the floor and quickly called paramedics. Unfortunately, when they arrived, he was pronounced Coolio dead on the scene. Jarez said the paramedics suspect Coolio suffered cardiac arrest. However, an official cause of death has not been determined.

The rapper became popular in the 90s with his song “Gangsta’s Paradise” for the soundtrack of the film “Dangerous Minds.” RIP Coolio.

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